How Much Money Does a Blacksmith Make? Weekly Income Report

Here is a snapshot of what our blacksmithing business makes in an off-season week. Watch the video or read below for the breakdown!

Top Line Revenue: $1726.96

Here’s the weekly wrap-up for my blacksmithing business: Brown County Forge.

In the video, we cover total revenue and where it came from, from February 12th through February 18th, 2023.

If you like seeing behind the scenes like this, give it a thumbs up.

That feedback helps me know what kinds of videos to make next.


Now let’s jump in:


  • Etsy Sales: $192.60
  • Class Bookings (in-person and online): $1534.36
  • Book Sales: 0
  • Custom Work: 0

Book Sales and Custom Work

We’ll start with the zeros for this week: Book Sales and Custom Work


The DIY Blacksmithing Book

I recently removed The DIY Blacksmithing Book and my other books from Amazon after almost 7 years.

I’m experimenting with providing the books directly to people rather than through Amazon.

We’ll see how it goes.


Custom work comes and goes depending on the season.

Sometimes its a sword sharpening job.

Other times it’s fabricating address plates.

I don’t rely on custom work.


ETSY SALES – $192.60

Compared to last year, sales are down 72% for this time period.

Home decor is a seasonal business and not all of my ironwork sells year-round.

No worries here.



I had class bookings come in on Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week.

It was a mix of in-person classes and the online course.

This is a great result for the second full week of February considering we aren’t too far past Christmas.

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Why I’m Sharing This Information

It’s not to brag about what I’ve done with blacksmithing.

My main goal is to encourage others to, at a minimum, make their blacksmithing hobby pay for itself.

Sell some hooks, pay for your forge.

YOU Can Do This

I firmly believe that you reading this right now, can make extra money sharing what you know and creating handmade goods of your own.

You might be in the percentage of people who do astronomically better than me.

That would be awesome!

The more blacksmiths the merrier.

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